Theyyam Breastplate

Rs. 27,000
Theyyam Breastplate : Kerala : c. 1980

Theyyam is a ritualistic dance, performed in Kerala as an act of devotion to a higher being.
These performances are chock-full of bright colours, elaborate costumes, and expressive face paint. It is said that performing this ritual brings one closer to God.

This striking breastplate is part of this ecstatic art form and was used in the act of worship. It is engraved with snakes which are symbols of fertility.

Dimensions : 20.5" x 15.5"

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